Youth Volunteer Corps Program
Our mission is to create and increase volunteer opportunities to enrich youth, address community needs and develop a lifetime commitment to service. During school holidays, youth volunteer on teams supervised by trained VAVEZI Team Leaders and work on extended projects, days or weeks long, which allow them to see larger outcomes accomplished. The intensive design of the summer component reinforces teamwork, appreciation for diversity and civic responsibility.
During the school year, VAVEZI Youth Volunteer Corps and staff work closely with teachers to design and implement age-appropriate service projects that tie school curriculum to community service. In addition, interested and selected students join the Buddies Club, which facilitates and supports exchanges and interaction between Buddies Clubs and underprivileged children supported by VAVEZI.